Council on the hunt for pests
  • Friday 29 March 2013

Don’t be alarmed if Sunshine Coast Council officers stop by soon to investigate pests lurking around your property.

Council officers will be conducting the annual Pest Survey Program in accordance with Section 241 of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 throughout the region.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the purpose of the program was to monitor the distribution and spread of declared pest plants and animals and raise community awareness about them.

“Council’s Pest and Vector Control Officers will be carrying out the survey in rural and peri-urban properties throughout the Sunshine Coast,” Cr McKay said.

“We have broken the Pest Survey Program into four separate programs which will align with the quarters of the year – the first program will commence on 14 April 2013 and the final program will be completed by 31 March 2014.

“We will be promoting to landowners best practice in the treatment of declared pest plants while also monitoring compliance with the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002.”

 

Particular emphasis will be placed on inspecting the localities of Maleny, Witta, Meridan Plains, Yandina, Yandina Creek, Ninderry, Pacific Paradise, Coolum, Mt Coolum, Valdora, Maroochy River, Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Marcoola and Kin Kin as part of the Pest Survey Program.

A copy of the Pest Survey Program is available at council’s Customer Contact Centres and on council’s website.

For further information, contact council’s Customer Contact Centre on (07) 5475 7272 or email mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.